Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate
Introduced by Erica Wagner
Monday 7th October 2019, 6-7pm
William Morris Tent
Prepare for a magical evening with the nation’s favourite poet.
Simon Armitage is the new UK Poet Laureate. With 28 poetry collections to his name, he is part of the national curriculum and deeply embedded in the national psyche.
Simon Armitage will be discussing his exciting new collection Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic which demonstrates his commitment to collaboration, his role as poet of public engagement and his belief in poetry as an act of communication. A former probation officer, he lives in West Yorkshire and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Leeds.
Books will be on sale and the event will be followed by a book signing.